Garth Hudson, member of THE BAND, and solo musician was born 2 August, 1937 in Windsor Ontario. Around 1940 Hudson and his parents, Fred James Hudson and Olive Louella Pentland moved to London Ontario. Hudson grew up in London Ontario, and received his education at the University of Western Ontario.
From 1958 to 1961 Hudson performed with Paul London & The Capers, before becoming the music consultant and member of Ronnie Hawkins & The Hawks, where he was the groups organist, keyboardist and saxophonist.
In 1965 Hudson was introduced to Bob Dylan, which led to the later collaborations and recordings of Bob Dylan’s Basement Tapes.
In 1976, Hudson set out on his solo career. For the next 16 years Hudson was active in the California music scene. While in California Hudson, contributed to several movie soundtracks, as well as collaborated with many musicians. Up to the 1990’s Hudson continued to perform and record with The Band.
2001 saw the release of Hudson’s first solo album The Sea To The North. 2010, Hudson produced and released his album Garth Hudson Presents A Canadian Celebration of the Band. In 2014, The Basement tapes were restored, and released as Bob Dylan and The Band: Basement Tapes Complete and Bob Dylan and The Band: Basement Tapes Raw.
Hudson continues to enjoy producing, composing, and performing with his wife Sister Maud.
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